Uncovering the Exhibition Building's secret WWII stories
Untold war stories revealed.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Dr Rolf Schmidt on witnessing history unfold.
Fusion, feminism and food
Flavours that flipped Australian kitchens.
Discover Documentary: Pendle Hall
Join Michael Reason, Curator of History and Technology as he takes us on a tour of a piece of prime real estate in miniature, Pendle Hall.
Discover Documentary: Conservation
From wedding dresses to meteorites, our Conservation team protect and preserve over 17 million objects in Museums Victoria's collection. This episode of Discover takes a look at how they do it!
First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today. Explore the galleries within Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
Melbourne is a young city by world standards, but it has layers of history. Discover how each era shaped the city we see today.
At the heart of the museum is a piece of Victoria's mountain landscape with tall eucalypts, ferns, rare plants and wildlife. Delve in to the secrets of our Forest Galley.
Journeys to Australia
Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.
Immigration to Victoria
What effect did immigration have on Victoria? Take a look, decade by decade, at the changes in population, demographics and the impact this had on Indienous Australians.
Home of the Immigration Museum, explore the rich history of one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings.
The fascinating story of one of Australia's most important industrial heritage sites.
Everyone who immigrates has their own unique story to tell. Explore these stories – why they came, where they settled and how they made Victoria their new home.
History starts today
A new collection of banners from the 2017 Women's March on Melbourne has important historical links.
More than 700 individuals whose combined efforts, starting in 1984, have brought to light fossils in what has been dubbed by one of them “The Dinosaur Dreaming Project”.
Our first Director's vision for a University Botanical Garden
How Melbourne University's System Garden came to be.
On the wing
Professor Deirdre Coleman, Nik McGrath and Simon Hinkley join Richelle Hunt in the ABC Radio Melbourne Studio.
The sting of the final letter
Transcribing George Lyell's final documents.
The largest ever study of Australian women on the land is revealing the hidden stories of women farmers.
Fashion Redux at Melbourne Museum
Major fashion names used the Museums State Collection, in collaboration with Melbourne Fashion Festival, to create a completely unique look.
The trials and triumphs of a trailblazing scientist
Hope Macpherson was a woman who broke barriers.
10 peculiar and splendid masks
Masks might come to symbolise 2020. But they have a rich and often strange history.
An underground affair
An anti-Vietnam war love story.
10 treasures of Aussie Rules
And what they say about us.
The hidden history of Aboriginal stockwoman
As told by a Koa stockwoman, mother and doctor of philosophy.
The Pizzini women and their ‘souls of steel’
How three generations of strong women helped build a wine and tourism dynasty
The resilience of Sallie Jones
Bright spots in dark times
Pork farm prospers amid COVID-19 lockdowns.
Baradine Repatriation of Carved Tree (Dendroglyph)
Carved burial tree returned to traditional owners.
Football jumper - Nicky Winmar, St Kilda, 1993
St Kilda Football Club jumper worn by Nicky Winmar during his celebrated stand against racism in sport in 1993.
Melbourne's Biggest Family Album collection
In 2006 over 1000 favourite photographs of Melbourne were collected from Melburnians' private albums.
Melbourne Observatory collection
Over 400 objects and images relating to the operation of Melbourne Observatory from 1863 to 1944.
What are your origins? Where have Victorians come from? Why did they come? This website presents government census information on Victorian communities from 85 countries of origin.